For some girls, parental notification is not an option. Self-induced abortion is.
Palin has unintentionally demonstrated that there’s a way in which a pro-choice world honors the decision to carry an unplanned pregnancy more than a world without choice does.
As amusing as the Sarah Palin family circus may seem to gleeful liberals, there is something sad about it too. How many lives have been ruined by the kind of high-minded, impractical approach to sex that Sarah Palin’s party pushed?
BeliefNet’s Steve Waldman provides the latest example of the constant assessment, reassessment and judgment ladeled out by male pontificators on women’s choices in regard to pregnancy, abortion, adoption, marriage and childbearing.
A statement today by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin celebrated the birth of her first grandchild, baby boy Tripp. In the same statement, Bristol Palin tells teens, in effect, don’t do as I do. But neither take on the abstinence-only debate straight on.
Exit polls show Obama winning the Catholic vote 53-45, in 2004 Kerry lost Catholics to Bush 52-47; Women gain seats in Congress and two strong advocates in the White House; Poll shows Filipinos broadly support teaching of family planning practices to students.
Gloucester High to provide contraception for students; How is Bush’s decision to cut off contraception for African women ‘pro-life’?; Amy Schalet has a question for Sarah Palin; European court may, or may not, rule on choice; Tiffany Campbell makes powerful case against South Dakota abortion ban; Maine Senate candidates answer question on Roe.
Pennsylvania Department of Health threatens to Significantly cut funding of successful high-school-based Health Resource Centers in favor of abstinence-only; Palin makes conflicting statements about sex education and contraception, so where does she stand?
Unless John McCain and Sarah Palin make a point of discussing specific policies that support young people’s access to sexual health education, contraception for low income Americans, health care access for needy children and more – they are not “mixed” on reproductive health care and rights issues.
Sarah Palin has been thrust into the spotlight. With unmarried women representing a crucial voting block this election season, it’s easy to see Palin as a political pick. But will her policies actually help women or hurt them?